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Jul 10, 2011 11:00pm EDT
said they'd pick up again on monday. >> the good news is we agree on some of the big things. >> reporter: president obama thought he and house speaker john boehner had an agreement to target $4 trillion in cuts. but saturday evening the speaker abandoned that plan, saying it was just too ambitious and couldn't pass. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> what is really appalling is to see our republican colleagues essentially providing a form of extorti extortion, if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it we're going to put all these jobs at risk. >> reporter: uncle sam's credit rating may be at risk if congress fails to act soon. >> and if that happens, you're going to see catastrophic damage across the american economy and across the global economy. >> reporter: a critical meeting bringing together political leaders wh
NBC
Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
talked about going big to reduce the national deficit. tonight, house speaker boehner said cutting the debt by $2 trillion is more likely, he says the gop cannot go along with the tax hikes the white house wants for a larger deal. congressional leaders are scheduled to meet tomorrow at the white house to try to broker some type of compromise. >>> she was the first lady but also a beloved member of her alexandria, virginia, community. today, former neighbors of betty ford reflect on her life. she lived with her husband in alexandria while he served in congress. the home has undergone some changes but the couple left their mark. betty's beloved flowers and family pictures remain. neighbors say she still kept in touch. >> she passed through and she wanted to know how her chameleon bushes were doing. >> she was very active as a parent in the lives of her children and their education. was always at the school. a real pta mom. >> betty ford died friday from natural causes. she was 93. a funeral is set for tuesday in california and wednesday in michigan. she will be buried on thursday nex
NBC
Jul 23, 2011 11:00pm EDT
is here now chopping up this tree. it really is a big one. it was a close call. not just for the people who are inside of this mercedes-benz but for the other people who are out here in traffic. now, a woman came back to the scene after getting out of the hospital tonight and she tells me that she came within inches of losing her life. two people riding inside of this black mercedes narrowly escaped serious injuries when a large tree toppled on their car. easter cato was behind the wheel. >> very important. you know, i mean, two more inches and i wouldn't be talking to you. i would be dead, so thank you so much. and i thank everybody that helped me. >> reporter: it happened on c street northeast here in the intersection with 19 gth street. the tree suddenly fell. >> we actually saw tree when it crumbled over and fell on top of them. we backed our car up and i immediately dialed 911. >> reporter: witnesses say that the light was red, traffic here had come to a complete stop when they heard a sudden and loud crack and the tree toppled over. the tree stopped motorists in their tracks. seve
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